HIST 271 January 27
How to do well in this course • Do the readings • And blog thoughtfully • Write carefully • Start early • Write multiple drafts • Edit, edit, edit • Seek assistance
Terms • Primary source: • A source (text, image, recording) created during a particular historical period. Example? • Secondary source: • Asource created by a professional historian based on his or her analysis of primary sources. Example?
Terms • Race: • A social construction that associates stereotypes with skin color. • Historians question these associations and argue that there is no biological basis for human behavior. • In other words, skin color does not determine who is smart, who is clean, who is dangerous, who is civilized etc.
Terms • Gender: • The study of how peoples’ experiences within a vary based on their categorization as a man or as a woman. • As with race, these experiences are based on socially constructed ideas of how men and women should behave.
Terms • Class: • Groupings of people within a society based on economic level or a person’s economic position within society. • Generally based on things such as income or wealth.
Loewen Chapter 1 • “Heroification” • Helen Keller • Woodrow Wilson • Why is history told this way? • How should history be told?
Loewen Chapters 5 and 6 • According to Loewen, how are slavery and racism/anti-racism presented in US history textbooks? • What misconceptions or omissions struck you the most?